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Pine tar, Vaseline, spit all part of baseball
It's fair to suspect that Michael Pineda isn't the only pitcher trying a few tricks on the mound from time to time.
The Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games for having a glob of pine tar on his neck to rub on his hands to grip the ball on...
Michael Phelps wins 100 fly heat in comeback meet
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A giddy Michael Phelps qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final Thursday in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics.
The 28-year-old swimmer was second at the turn and came on down the...
Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal
BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts.
"I accept it," Pineda said before Thursday night's...
For Wrigley, it's party of a century
CHICAGO (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
Exactly 100 years after the Chicago Federals pounded the Kansas City Packers in the first game at Wrigley, the famed ballpark got quite the birthday bash on Wednesday...
Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102
HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. He was 102, just two days...
Phil Jackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won't be him
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated.
Phil Jackson won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks.
Two days after firing Mike Woodson, Jackson reiterated...
Stephen Curry eager to erase Game 2 nightmare
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For all the problems he had facing the Clippers' smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it.
So, too, do the rest of his Golden State teammates.
Redskins' Snyder says team name is 'not an issue'
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname.
"We understand the issues out there, and we're not...
Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was named NBA coach of the year on Tuesday, making him just the third coach in league history to win the Red Auerbach trophy three times in his career.
Popovich has received the league's top coaching honor...
Clippers rout Warriors 138-98, even playoff series
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored a career playoff-high 35 points without a foul and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in routing the Golden State Warriors 138-98 Monday night to even their first-round series at a game apiece.